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1715.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), this
chapter applies to a foreign-country judgment to the extent that the
judgment both:
   (1) Grants or denies recovery of a sum of money.
   (2) Under the law of the foreign country where rendered, is final,
conclusive, and enforceable.
   (b) This chapter does not apply to a foreign-country judgment,
even if the judgment grants or denies recovery of a sum of money, to
the extent that the judgment is any of the following:
   (1) A judgment for taxes.
   (2) A fine or other penalty.
   (3) (A) A judgment for divorce, support, or maintenance, or other
judgment rendered in connection with domestic relations.
   (B) A judgment for divorce, support, or maintenance, or other
judgment rendered in connection with domestic relations may be
recognized by a court of this state pursuant to Section 1723.
   (c) A party seeking recognition of a foreign-country judgment has
the burden of establishing that the foreign-country judgment is
entitled to recognition under this chapter.


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